Check out the info and trailer for the new Netflix docu-series Wrestlers which follows Al Snow and Ohio Valley Wrestling of Louisville, Kentucky.
OVW is where superstar wrestlers such as Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Dave Bautista, The Miz, and Randy Orton got their start.
The show tracks OVW and its challenges in maintaining operations, particularly with Al Snow at the helm. These difficulties led Snow to divest a significant portion of ownership to a consortium of local enterprises. Among them is Matt Jones, a prominent radio figure within Kentucky.
Find the trailer and details below.
The eight-episode series premiers only on Netflix on Sept. 13.
What is Wrestlers about?
Ohio Valley Wrestling of Louisville, Kentucky is a regional wrestling gym whose alumni include Brock Lesnar, The Miz, John Cena, Dave Bautista and Randy Orton.
Once a proud finishing school for aspiring pro wrestlers, the gym has since hit hard times.
Acclaimed wrestler Al Snow clings to an old school wrestling philosophy with a heavy emphasis on storytelling, but in spite of the love of a few diehard fans, the gym struggles week to week to stay relevant enough to keep its doors open.
Things have become so dire financially that Al has to sell a majority stake to a group of local businessmen including Matt Jones, the most popular radio personality in the state of Kentucky.
Matt and the new ownership group have infused the struggling gym with much-needed cash but it still operates at a staggering loss.
The new owners have given Al the summer to turn things around.
Wrestlers chronicles the efforts Al and his band of aspiring wrestlers make as they struggle with their personal ambitions and each other while they attempt to come together to save this historic gym.